James V. Donadio Jr., M.D., F.A.C.P.; Donald T. Erwin, M.D.; Keith E. Holley, M.D.
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Idiopathic membranous nephropathy, well defined morphologically, is usually associated with the nephrotic syndrome and has a variable disease course. We describe 36 patients with clinically and renal-biopsy defined idiopathic membranous nephropathy and the nephrotic syndrome and compare the effects of steroid treatment in one group (19 patients) with those of another group who did not receive steroids (17 patients) on the long-term clinical course (mean, 4.7 years). A third group of 7 patients with asymptomatic proteinuria is defined in whom none has developed either the nephrotic syndrome or renal failure after an average follow-up of 8.8 years.
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Donadio JV, Erwin DT, Holley KE. The Clinical Course of Idiopathic Membranous Nephropathy.. Ann Intern Med. ;78:827–828. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-5-827_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(5):827-828.
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